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Thursday, 20 September 2018 - 12:49pm

Sir Robert Francis QC has been appointed as the new Chair of Healthwatch England, the independent champion for people who use health and social care.  Sir Robert joins Healthwatch at a key moment for the health and care sector, and will ensure the views and ideas shared by people will sit at the

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Wednesday, 19 September 2018 - 2:20pm

The government has opened a public consultation on how to introduce calorie labelling for food and drink consumed outside of the home.  Calorie labels are already widely displayed on packaged foods in supermarkets and in some big chains including Wetherspoons and Subway.

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Wednesday, 12 September 2018 - 3:33pm

A new consultation which follows on from the March 2017 consultation, 'Availability of gluten-free (GF) foods on prescription' has been launched. 

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Wednesday, 12 September 2018 - 10:09am

The ‘Check Before You Tick’ campaign will encourage patients to check whether they are entitled to free prescriptions before claiming them to help reduce the £256 million cost per year to the NHS when people incorrectly claim them for free.

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Tuesday, 11 September 2018 - 11:37am

Since January 2016, over 34,000 people have shared their views and experiences of using mental health services. Local Healthwatch have also produced 229 reports highlighting what people like and what could be better about mental health services.

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Tuesday, 4 September 2018 - 4:34pm

According to new research by Which? only one in 10 adults (12 per cent) aged 55 or over say they have put aside money to pay for any care needs as they get older.  More than half (55 per cent) of them say they are prioritising other things they want or need to do now over planning for care.

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Tuesday, 4 September 2018 - 4:18pm

Many of us will have recently visited the doctor and, according to the GP Patient Survey, 69% of people had to wait 15 minutes or less after their scheduled appointment time, to be seen at their latest GP appointment.

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Monday, 3 September 2018 - 2:04pm

NHS Choices is no more! Instead www.nhs.uk will now just be referred to as the NHS website. It contains information to help people manage their health and care online. 

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Wednesday, 11 July 2018 - 12:21pm

The National Audit of Dementia assesses the quality of care provided to patients with dementia when they are in hospital.

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Wednesday, 4 September 2013 - 12:28pm

Healthwatch Coventry and Healthwatch Warwickshire have worked together to provide NHS and social care organisations with a simple 9 step guide to use when talking to patients, service users, carers and the public to consult or gther feedback and views on services. The Charter was developed after

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